Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study - Third Follow-Up (B&B:93/2003)
SOLICITATION NUMBER: RFP ED-01-R-0011
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: April 13, 2001 2:00 P.M. E.S.T.
POINT OF CONTACT:Nicole Ragno, Contract Specialist at Nicole.Ragno@ed.gov
The United States Department of Education has a requirement for a large, complex data collection. This data collection, Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study Third Follow-up (B&B:93/2003), is designed to be the third in a series of longitudinal data collection efforts involving graduates from postsecondary education institutions in the 1992-93 academic year. This effort started in 1993 as part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:93) and continued through 1997. B&B:93/2003 will collect data elements concerning postsecondary education activities, work force activities, and other experiences of postsecondary education graduates. The method of data collection will be primarily via the web and include self-administered, telephone interview and web field work. Although different modes of collection are anticipated, the system will be web-based. This study will culminate in a descriptive report and documented data files.
The B&B:93 sample is made up of all graduating seniors identified in the 1993 NPSAS sample, a nationally representative sample of all students in postsecondary education regardless of level or institution type. B&B tracks the progress of graduating seniors through graduate education or into the work force. B&B provides information to help assess the value of a student's postsecondary education both to the student and to society. This component will collect information on application to and entry into graduate school and other educational experiences related to persistence and completion, employment during and after PSE completion, and participation in civic responsibilities and family development. Results from this and later efforts will contribute to the comprehensive national database designed to address a variety of policy issues at the postsecondary level.
The work will be monitored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education.
The entire solicitation is available below for download. Requests for a hard copy of the RFP may be made by telephone, mail, telegram, Internet, or in person. All requests shall reference the RFP number (ED-01-R-0011) and title. Telephone requests may be placed by calling 202-708-6498. Mail or telegram requests shall be sent to the following address, U.S. Department of Education/CPO, ATTN: Yolanda Abney, Room 3616, 7th & D Streets, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4443. E-mail requests may be sent to Yolanda.Abney@ed.gov. Copies of the RFP may be picked up in person on the issuing date at the above address, Room 3616. Issue date is February 27, 2001 and closing date is April 13, 2001 (2:00PM EST). All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which will be considered. The dates listed herein are subject to change.
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